Jacob Riis—a journalist and photographer of industrial America and himself a Danish immigrant—exposed the deplorable conditions of late nineteenth-century urban life in his widely-read book, How the Other Half Lives, first published in 1890. He also presented slide shows to reform-minded, middle-class audiences. This photograph was taken in New York City's Mulberry Street.
Creator | Jacob Riis
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Jacob Riis, “"Bandit's Roost",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 28, 2016, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1088.